Some movies and TV shows have maintained their charm since my childhood, and some have not. “V: The Original Miniseries” is one of the latter. We were really excited to find it at the library, and it does have a decent story, but it suffers from unusually bad acting for a TV miniseries. The make-up for the aliens is good, but when the story veers into “Star War” territory, the visual effects get really lame. Didn’t the creators understand that advance spacecraft shouldn’t just look futuristic, but that they should be faster and shoot more stuff than, say, a Cessna?
“V” was cool when I was a kid, but it’s a little insufferable for me now. Also, as I have rediscovered, the miniseries introduces the story rather than resolves anything so we’d have to sit through the other miniseries “V: The Final Battle” to see the conclusion. I’d be up for that, but not the 19-episode TV series. If I waste any more time watching old sci-fi TV shows, it will be watching “Star Trek”.